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78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter.  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P.. 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen.
Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles.

The digitization project currently focuses on discs that are less likely to be commercially available--or available at all in digital form--particularly focusing on underrepresented artists and genres. Digitization will make this less commonly available music accessible to researchers in a format where it can be manipulated and studied without harming the physical artifacts. We have preserved the often very prominent surface noise and imperfections and included files generated by different sizes and shapes of stylus to facilitate different kinds of analysis.

There’s no way to predict if the digital versions of these 78s will outlast the physical items, so we are preserving both to ensure the survival of these cultural materials for future generations to study and enjoy.

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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Jimmy Bryant; Jimmy Bryant with Speedy West
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Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.0 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to have the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Country, 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Homer and Jethro; June Carter; Frank Loesser
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Performer: Homer and Jethro; June Carter Writer: Frank Loesser Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Homer and Jethro; June Carter; Felic & Boudleaux Bryant
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Performer: Homer and Jethro; June Carter Writer: Felic & Boudleaux Bryant Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Grady Martin and His Winging Strings; Hank Garland; Grady Martin
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Performer: Grady Martin and His Winging Strings Writer: Hank Garland; Grady Martin Fox Trot; Instrumental; String Band. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by The Stan Getz Quartet; P. D.; Stan Getz; Jimmy Rowles; Max Roach; Bobby Whitlock; Norman Granz
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Performer: The Stan Getz Quartet; Stan Getz; Jimmy Rowles; Max Roach; Bobby Whitlock Writer: P. D. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Grandpa Jones; Martha Lou Gaches
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Performer: Grandpa Jones Writer: Martha Lou Gaches Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: E4VB-3629-1...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Grandpa Jones; Myrtle S. Wiseman; Scott Wiseman
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Performer: Grandpa Jones Writer: Myrtle S. Wiseman; Scott Wiseman Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Ethel Smith; Jule Styne; Sammy Cahn
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Performer: Ethel Smith Writer: Jule Styne; Sammy Cahn Organ Solo With Rhythm Accompaniment; From 20th Century-Fox Film "Three Coins In The Fountain". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Ethel Smith; Richard Adler; Jerry Ross
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Performer: Ethel Smith Writer: Richard Adler; Jerry Ross Organ Solo With Rhythm Accompaniment; From Broadway Production "The Pajama Game". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by The Stan Getz Quartet; Noble; Stan Getz; Jimmy Rowles; Max Roach; Bobby Whitlock; Norman Granz
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Performer: The Stan Getz Quartet; Stan Getz; Jimmy Rowles; Max Roach; Bobby Whitlock Writer: Noble Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Larry Elgart And His Orchestra; Larry Elgart; Vincent Youmans; William Rose; Edward Eliscu
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Performer: Larry Elgart And His Orchestra; Larry Elgart Writer: Vincent Youmans; William Rose; Edward Eliscu Instrumental; Alto Sax Solo. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Kitty Wells
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Performer: Kitty Wells Writer: Kitty Wells Singing With Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Kitty Wells; Eddie Miller; Dube Williams; Robert Yount
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Performer: Kitty Wells Writer: Eddie Miller; Dube Williams; Robert Yount Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Goldie Hill; Justin Tubb; J. E. Brown; Maxine Brown
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Performer: Goldie Hill; Justin Tubb Writer: J. E. Brown; Maxine Brown Singing with Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bobby Wright; Rex Griffin
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Performer: Bobby Wright Writer: Rex Griffin Singing With Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Larry Elgart And His Orchestra; Larry Elgart; Walter Donaldson
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Performer: Larry Elgart And His Orchestra; Larry Elgart Writer: Walter Donaldson Instrumental; Alto Sax Solo. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Justin Tubb; Goldie Tubb; Mundy; Mann; Nix
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Performer: Justin Tubb; Goldie Tubb Writer: Mundy; Mann; Nix Singing with Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by "Texas" Bill Strength
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Performer: "Texas" Bill Strength Writer: "Texas" Bill Strength Vocal With String Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Van Lynn And His Orchestra; Emile Deltour; Fud Candrix
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Performer: Van Lynn And His Orchestra Writer: Emile Deltour; Fud Candrix Instrumental. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by "Texas" Bill Strength; Cotton Carrier
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Performer: "Texas" Bill Strength Writer: Cotton Carrier Vocal With String Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bobby Wright; Tommy Collins
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Performer: Bobby Wright Writer: Tommy Collins Singing With Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Acquaviva; Nick Acquaviva
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Performer: Acquaviva Writer: Nick Acquaviva Instrumental. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number:...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Jenks (Tex) Carman; Julie Blondeau
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Performer: Jenks (Tex) Carman Writer: Julie Blondeau Instrumental. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Rusty Bryant and the Carolyn Club Band; Henry Marr
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Performer: Rusty Bryant and the Carolyn Club Band Writer: Henry Marr Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Jeanette Hicks
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Performer: Jeanette Hicks Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: CO48953-1C Catalog number: 18021
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Jeanette Hicks
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Performer: Jeanette Hicks Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: CO48955-1C Catalog number: 18021
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Acquaviva; Nick Acquaviva; Ted Varnick
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Performer: Acquaviva Writer: Nick Acquaviva; Ted Varnick Instrumental. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Jenks (Tex) Carman; Jean Covey; Julie Blondeau
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Performer: Jenks (Tex) Carman Writer: Jean Covey; Julie Blondeau Vocal with Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Candians
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Performer: Guy Lombardo and his Royal Candians Instrumental; Waltz. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78